When selecting gate hinges, two popular materials often considered are iron and heavy-duty stainless steel. While both have their merits, in many applications, particularly for heavy-duty purposes, stainless steel hinges offer superior benefits. While iron gate hinges have their place in traditional applications, heavy-duty stainless steel hinges offer superior benefits in terms of durability, aesthetic appeal, weather resistance, and maintenance ease.
Overview of Iron Gate Hinges
Iron gate hinges have been a traditional choice for many years, valued for their strength and reliability. Iron, a ferrous material, is known for its robustness, making it suitable for heavy gates. However, it is prone to corrosion, especially in harsh weather conditions or coastal areas. The aesthetic appeal of iron hinges can also diminish over time as they are susceptible to rust unless regularly maintained.
Outstanding Stainless Steel Features
Turning to heavy-duty stainless steel gate hinges, their key features include an adjustable closing speed, enabled by a heavy-duty, spring-loaded design tailored to gate size and mass. The hinges boast exceptional durability and longevity, thanks to a top-located protection cap that shields the mechanism from environmental elements. Built to withstand all weather conditions, from harsh environments to extreme temperatures, these hinges are a testament to all-weather resilience.
Many Years of Seaside Test
A three-year field test demonstrated the resilience of Waterson’s heavy-duty stainless steel hinges in a harsh seaside environment. The hinges showed minimal surface staining and maintained perfect function without the need for added lubrication or readjustment, underlining their reliability, aesthetic appeal, and ease of maintenance.
Waterson Heavy Duty Stainless Steel Gate Hinges
Waterson Closer Hinges combine an overhead closer and hinge into one attractive component with optional hold-open and door stop features. Waterson hinges are ideal for commercial openings, gates, and glass doors. These closer hinges are easily installed and adjusted to comply with ADA & ICC A117.1 requirements for opening force and to assure quiet, secure closing. Made with stainless steel, Waterson closer hinges meet NFPA 80, are UL 3-hour fire-rated, and are suitable for interior and all-weather exterior openings. See all our features.
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